The ferns of Great Britain : illustrated by John E.Sowerby, proprietor of Sowerby’s English Botany. The descriptions, synonyms, &. by Charles Johnson. (With) The fern allies : a supplement to the ferns of Great Britain. Illustrated by John E.Sowerby (etc).
London, John E.Sowerby 1855, 1856.
8vo. 2 vols. (4) + 87 + (1)pp (signature G, containing pp 49-56, partly discoloured and with two leaves that are narrower and untrimmed at their outer edges), 49 engraved plates, each partly hand-coloured ; (2) + 52pp, 31 hand-coloured engraved plates. Publisher’s cloth (spine of second volume frayed at head and foot and at upper joint). David Allibone’s copy.
First edition of these volumes on ferns and related species, carefully illustrated by Sowerby (1825-1870), with a scholarly accompanying text by Charles Johnson.